BMA Biotech’s Tank Cleaning Solution (TCS) chemical has been developed for use in the removal of petroleum fluids and hydrocarbons from railcars. The non-toxic and non-flammable microemulsion formulation is ideal for use in confined spaces and is fully biodegradable in 70-days. To further enhance the capabilities of TCS, once separated from hydrocarbons or petroleum fluids it can be reused for further cleaning.
Railcars require regular cleaning to ensure that they are serviceable and between commodities to prevent unnecessary buildups of fluids and particles, which not only contaminates other fluids transported at a later period it also leads to loss of storage space and a decrease in potential profits. Conventional methods used to clean railcars, use a mixture of chemicals and thermal treatments. However, the conventional chemicals which are used in railcar cleaning are extremely harmful to health, safety, and the environment. Even using the chemicals in the open air requires the use of special personal protective equipment and breathing masks. The length of time required to clean a railcar can vary between a few hours, to several days with the use of conventional products.
BMA Biotech’s Railcar Tank Cleaning Solution
Tank Cleaning Solution (TCS) is a newly developed microemulsion formulation, which combines a pseudo-solvent with a surfactant package to create a cost-effective and sustainable chemical product. The unique compounds used in TCS are non-toxic and non-flammable, which has been designed to minimize the risks to health, safety, and the environment. With the excellent capabilities of TCS in mobilizing crude oil and petroleum fluids, the effective range of concentrations is between 1% to 10%. With the unique compounds used within TCS, once separated from crude oil and petroleum products it can be reused for up to two times. TCS can be deployed both hot or cold, internally or externally. To ensure lasting protection, TCS will coat metallic surfaces with a microfilm layer, which will help to protect against corrosion and decrease the level of residues which deposits on to the storage tanks surfaces. TCS can be deployed via high-pressure washing systems, and will not effect seals and other materials.